Period
to 21 January 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for VBScript skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited VBScript over the 6 months to 21 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Basic Scripting Edition (VBScript)
UK
6 months to
21 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 696 712 611
Rank change year-on-year +16 -101 +118
Permanent jobs citing VBScript 73 349 583
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.28% 0.39%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.20% 0.51% 0.70%
Number of salaries quoted 65 312 493
Median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,300
90th Percentile £64,500 £68,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.76% - -

VBScript is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 37,027 68,314 82,811
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 58.08% 54.11% 54.92%
Number of salaries quoted 31,231 56,881 69,267
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £33,750 £31,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%

VBScript
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing VBScript as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for VBScript in the UK

VBScript
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing VBScript.

Salary trend for VBScript in the UK

VBScript
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing VBScript over the 6 months to 21 January 2021.

Salary histogram for VBScript in the UK

VBScript
Top 13 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VBScript within the UK over the 6 months to 21 January 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +17 68 £48,500 +7.78% 17
UK excluding London +52 47 £47,500 +11.76% 14
London +107 23 £52,500 +5.00% 2
North of England +61 15 £35,000 -17.65% 11
North West +61 13 £50,000 +17.65% 10
South West +58 13 £46,000 +2.22%
South East +122 10 £47,500 +5.56%
Work from Home -109 10 £42,500 -32.00% 2
Midlands +54 5 £55,000 +37.50% 1
Wales +45 3 £35,000 -22.22%
West Midlands +33 3 £48,500 +21.25%
Yorkshire +38 2 £35,000 -11.95%
East of England +87 1 £37,500 -11.76% 2

For the 6 months to 21 January 2021, IT jobs citing VBScript also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for VBScript.

1 54 (73.97%) PowerShell
2 45 (61.64%) Microsoft
3 41 (56.16%) Windows
4 30 (41.10%) SQL
4 30 (41.10%) Active Directory
5 28 (38.36%) VMware
6 25 (34.25%) Office 365
7 22 (30.14%) Azure
7 22 (30.14%) Windows Server
8 21 (28.77%) SQL Server
9 16 (21.92%) SCCM
10 15 (20.55%) Agile Software Development
10 15 (20.55%) Windows 10
11 14 (19.18%) VMware Infrastructure
11 14 (19.18%) Firewall
12 13 (17.81%) Finance
12 13 (17.81%) VB
12 13 (17.81%) Citrix
12 13 (17.81%) Microsoft Certification
12 13 (17.81%) Test Automation
12 13 (17.81%) Windows Server 2012
13 12 (16.44%) SAN
13 12 (16.44%) Cisco
13 12 (16.44%) C#
13 12 (16.44%) JavaScript
13 12 (16.44%) Linux
14 11 (15.07%) Java
14 11 (15.07%) VoIP
14 11 (15.07%) HP
14 11 (15.07%) Windows Server 2016

VBScript
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (13.70%) SharePoint
2 5 (6.85%) IIS
2 5 (6.85%) MS Exchange
2 5 (6.85%) Skype for Business
3 3 (4.11%) Apache Spark
4 2 (2.74%) Confluence
4 2 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (2.74%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (2.74%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.37%) Mule
5 1 (1.37%) OpenEdge
5 1 (1.37%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (1.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (1.37%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (4.11%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.37%) OrCAD
Business Applications
1 3 (4.11%) SAP Business One
2 2 (2.74%) JDE EnterpriseOne
2 2 (2.74%) JDE OneWorld
Cloud Services
1 25 (34.25%) Office 365
2 22 (30.14%) Azure
3 6 (8.22%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (2.74%) AWS
4 2 (2.74%) BlazeMeter
4 2 (2.74%) OneDrive
5 1 (1.37%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 14 (19.18%) Firewall
2 12 (16.44%) SAN
3 11 (15.07%) VoIP
4 10 (13.70%) DNS
5 7 (9.59%) DHCP
6 5 (6.85%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (6.85%) Skype
6 5 (6.85%) TCP/IP
7 4 (5.48%) HTTP
7 4 (5.48%) Unified Communications
7 4 (5.48%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (4.11%) Fibre Channel
8 3 (4.11%) FTP
8 3 (4.11%) Internet
8 3 (4.11%) iSCSI
8 3 (4.11%) LAN
8 3 (4.11%) VLAN
8 3 (4.11%) Wireless
9 2 (2.74%) 802.11
9 2 (2.74%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (28.77%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.22%) Oracle Database
3 5 (6.85%) SQL Server 2019
4 4 (5.48%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (5.48%) SQL Server 2014
4 4 (5.48%) SQL Server 2016
5 3 (4.11%) Big Data
5 3 (4.11%) Hadoop
5 3 (4.11%) MongoDB
5 3 (4.11%) MySQL
5 3 (4.11%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (4.11%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (4.11%) RDBMS
5 3 (4.11%) Relational Database
5 3 (4.11%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (4.11%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (2.74%) DB2
6 2 (2.74%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (2.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (2.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (10.96%) MSI
2 7 (9.59%) Cucumber
3 6 (8.22%) Selenium
3 6 (8.22%) Visual Studio
4 5 (6.85%) JIRA
4 5 (6.85%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (4.11%) GitLab
5 3 (4.11%) InstallShield
5 3 (4.11%) Jenkins
5 3 (4.11%) JMeter
5 3 (4.11%) Maven
5 3 (4.11%) Postman
6 2 (2.74%) AutoIt
6 2 (2.74%) eggPlant
6 2 (2.74%) LoadRunner
6 2 (2.74%) Oracle APEX
6 2 (2.74%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (2.74%) REST Assured
6 2 (2.74%) SoapUI
6 2 (2.74%) The Grinder
General
1 13 (17.81%) Finance
2 5 (6.85%) Telecoms
3 4 (5.48%) Banking
4 3 (4.11%) Advertising
4 3 (4.11%) Manufacturing
4 3 (4.11%) Publishing
5 2 (2.74%) Aerospace
5 2 (2.74%) Back Office
5 2 (2.74%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (2.74%) Public Sector
6 1 (1.37%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 11 (15.07%) Developer
2 10 (13.70%) Administrator
3 7 (9.59%) Analyst
3 7 (9.59%) DBA
3 7 (9.59%) SQL DBA
4 6 (8.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (8.22%) SQL Server DBA
5 5 (6.85%) Principal Engineer
5 5 (6.85%) QA Engineer
5 5 (6.85%) Quality Engineer
5 5 (6.85%) Software QA Engineer
5 5 (6.85%) Software Quality Engineer
5 5 (6.85%) Systems Administrator
6 4 (5.48%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 4 (5.48%) IT Engineer
6 4 (5.48%) PowerShell Specialist
6 4 (5.48%) SCCM Specialist
6 4 (5.48%) Software Developer
6 4 (5.48%) Test Automation Specialist
6 4 (5.48%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.59%) .NET
1 7 (9.59%) Web Services
2 6 (8.22%) WSH
3 4 (5.48%) JSON
3 4 (5.48%) Middleware
3 4 (5.48%) REST
4 3 (4.11%) CSS
4 3 (4.11%) HTML
4 3 (4.11%) SOAP
4 3 (4.11%) XML
5 2 (2.74%) .NET Framework
5 2 (2.74%) 802.1X
5 2 (2.74%) ASP.NET
5 2 (2.74%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (2.74%) Gherkin
5 2 (2.74%) Loki
5 2 (2.74%) Node.js
5 2 (2.74%) Visualforce
5 2 (2.74%) Vue.js
5 2 (2.74%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.22%) iSeries
2 5 (6.85%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.48%) Clustering
3 4 (5.48%) Hedge funds
3 4 (5.48%) Mobile App
4 3 (4.11%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (4.11%) Replication
5 2 (2.74%) AS400
5 2 (2.74%) Cyberthreat
5 2 (2.74%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.74%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.37%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 1 (1.37%) Graphic Design
6 1 (1.37%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.37%) User Experience
6 1 (1.37%) Verilog
6 1 (1.37%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 41 (56.16%) Windows
2 22 (30.14%) Windows Server
3 15 (20.55%) Windows 10
4 13 (17.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (16.44%) Linux
6 11 (15.07%) Windows Server 2016
7 10 (13.70%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (6.85%) Mac OS
9 4 (5.48%) SUSE
10 3 (4.11%) Windows 8
11 2 (2.74%) Android
11 2 (2.74%) Apple iOS
11 2 (2.74%) Windows Server 2019
12 1 (1.37%) Unix
12 1 (1.37%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (20.55%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (17.81%) Test Automation
3 10 (13.70%) Disaster Recovery
3 10 (13.70%) Migration
3 10 (13.70%) Problem-Solving
3 10 (13.70%) Test Strategy
4 9 (12.33%) Functional Testing
5 8 (10.96%) High Availability
6 7 (9.59%) Continuous Improvement
6 7 (9.59%) DevOps
6 7 (9.59%) Performance Tuning
6 7 (9.59%) Root Cause Analysis
6 7 (9.59%) Scrum
7 6 (8.22%) ERP
7 6 (8.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 6 (8.22%) Regression Testing
7 6 (8.22%) Software Testing
8 5 (6.85%) Business Continuity
8 5 (6.85%) ITIL
8 5 (6.85%) Software Quality Assurance
Programming Languages
1 54 (73.97%) PowerShell
2 30 (41.10%) SQL
3 13 (17.81%) VB
4 12 (16.44%) C#
4 12 (16.44%) JavaScript
5 11 (15.07%) Java
6 10 (13.70%) Python
7 7 (9.59%) T-SQL
8 6 (8.22%) Bash Shell
9 4 (5.48%) C
9 4 (5.48%) Ruby
9 4 (5.48%) Shell Script
10 2 (2.74%) Apex Code
10 2 (2.74%) C++
10 2 (2.74%) RPG
10 2 (2.74%) RPG IV
10 2 (2.74%) SOQL
10 2 (2.74%) VBA
11 1 (1.37%) OpenEdge ABL
11 1 (1.37%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 13 (17.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (10.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 6 (8.22%) MCSE
4 5 (6.85%) MCSA
5 4 (5.48%) CCNA
5 4 (5.48%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (5.48%) SC Cleared
5 4 (5.48%) Security Cleared
6 3 (4.11%) Degree
6 3 (4.11%) MCDBA
6 3 (4.11%) MCITP
6 3 (4.11%) MCT
7 2 (2.74%) CCA
7 2 (2.74%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (2.74%) CompTIA Security+
8 1 (1.37%) CISM
8 1 (1.37%) CISSP
8 1 (1.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.59%) QA
2 4 (5.48%) GDPR
2 4 (5.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (4.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (4.11%) SLA
4 1 (1.37%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (1.37%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 30 (41.10%) Active Directory
2 14 (19.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (13.70%) vSphere
4 9 (12.33%) Hyper-V
5 7 (9.59%) XenApp
6 6 (8.22%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (8.22%) XenDesktop
7 5 (6.85%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (4.11%) Docker
9 2 (2.74%) BitLocker
9 2 (2.74%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (2.74%) VMware Server
10 1 (1.37%) Firmware
10 1 (1.37%) Terminal Server
10 1 (1.37%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 16 (21.92%) SCCM
2 5 (6.85%) SCOM
3 4 (5.48%) PowerCLI
4 3 (4.11%) AirWatch
4 3 (4.11%) Ansible
4 3 (4.11%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (4.11%) Perfmon
4 3 (4.11%) Puppet
4 3 (4.11%) SCVMM
5 2 (2.74%) EnCase
5 2 (2.74%) FTK
5 2 (2.74%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (2.74%) Jamf Pro
5 2 (2.74%) NetBackup
5 2 (2.74%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (2.74%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (2.74%) vCenter Server
6 1 (1.37%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (1.37%) vMotion
Vendors
1 45 (61.64%) Microsoft
2 28 (38.36%) VMware
3 13 (17.81%) Citrix
4 12 (16.44%) Cisco
5 11 (15.07%) HP
6 8 (10.96%) IBM
6 8 (10.96%) Oracle
7 7 (9.59%) Aruba
7 7 (9.59%) Dell
8 5 (6.85%) EMC
8 5 (6.85%) MKS
9 4 (5.48%) Ivanti
9 4 (5.48%) Mitel
10 3 (4.11%) Avaya
10 3 (4.11%) SAP
10 3 (4.11%) Solarflare
10 3 (4.11%) Sun
10 3 (4.11%) WatchGuard
11 2 (2.74%) Apple
11 2 (2.74%) NetApp